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Bloodshot looks good, actually

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Yeah, go ahead, laugh at the movie where Vin Diesel plays a “superhuman, biotech killing machine” with a heart of gold. Chuckle when he earnestly says, “Gina, I’m home” like the world’s baldest Frankenstein. Clap when his face literally gets blown off his head in the trailer.

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But you will enjoy Bloodshot. We say this not having seen it. We say this only because Vin Diesel is a gift from the action gods, a man whose biceps are eclipsed only by his tender earnestness. And the premise—he’s brought back from the dead with no memories but a vendetta against the man who killed his wife, but then it’s actually more complicated—is enticingly, indelibly stupid. We want to spend a Saturday afternoon here.

Watch the latest trailer below.

Bloodshot marks the directorial debut of Dave Wilson, who began his career as a visual artist on games like BioShock Infinite and Star Wars: The New Republic. Guy Peace and Eiza González also star in this sure-to-be delightful film, which just saw its release date bumped from February 21 to March 13.

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Vin, we would wait forever for you.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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